IMMERSION PROGRAMS

STUDENT INQUISITIVE EXPLORERS
OVERVIEW
 

Peruvian Immersion offers Spanish Immersion Programs for students of other fields in Arequipa-Peru. We cater to each participant based on their Spanish proficiency, level of education and areas of interest.

 

We strive to provide a complete experience by offering Spanish classes, experiential tourism, career placements, volunteer opportunities and the option of a homestay with a local family.

SPANISH CLASSES

 

After arriving to Arequipa, participants will take a Spanish language proficiency evaluation. The results will provide the instructor with the appropriate information in order to address the learning needs of the participant. and be placed in the adequate level (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and a Peruvian cooking class.

 

The Spanish course will include grammatical structures, pronunciation, writing skills, vocabulary and intensive Spanish speaking. The contents are decided between teacher and students in order to decide objectives to achieve.

The Peruvian cooking class is a unique experience where you explore a local market, learn about the tremendous variety of produce grown in Peru, discover the different techniques used and cook your own food while practicing your Spanish.

 

We work with a Spanish school that provides quality short term Spanish courses. Each instructor will have a maximum of 4 students per class and each student will spend approximately 3 hours in Spanish classes each day during the week.

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

“Wellness Ambassadors” are a group of Peruvian professionals who provide free medical care to a community in need and conduct essential healthcare workshops in nutrition, domestic violence and teenage pregnancy.

 

Peruvian Immersion’s participants will travel from Arequipa to a rural area and work closely with the Wellness Ambassadors doing meaningful work to address specific community needs in this needy and underserved area. As you immerse yourself in local communities and work alongside local leaders to make a real impact providing care and education, you’ll find beauty in every connection and commonality discovered.

 

The local government will be providing our accommodations, some of our meals and part of the transportation and the Peruvian professionals accompanying us on our mission are not charging any fees for their services. Thus, fundraising for the Wellness Ambassador mission is essential to cover additional costs to make the mission a success. Prior to departing to Peru, Peruvian Immersion’s participants and President will discuss the best way to gather the necessary funds, medications, medical supplies, equipment, and other items we will need for the community.

EXPERIENTIAL TOURISM

 

Experiential tourism is a unique way to experience travel. This portion of the program will offer you the most genuine glimpse into the life of a local habitant in one of the outlying villages of Arequipa. You will experience the lifestyle and ancient customs that the residents still maintain. Our primary goal is for our visitors to experience an ancient culture through direct contact with its community members.

 

Peruvian Immersion wants to promote this type of sustainable tourism because it not only will provide a meaningful and authentic experience but it will also help support the local community in a non-invasive and sensitive manner.

 

The participants will travel with local tourists most of them professionals.The attendance of local tourists will enrich your learning experience while enjoying some touristic places.

HOME STAY OR LODGING

 

We understand that coming to Peru and living with a family could be an intimidating situation, therefore we select only families that are sensitive to the needs of our participants.

 

Living with a local host family while you learn Spanish will put you in a privileged and unique position to practice Spanish outside of the classroom and connect with local Peruvians. Once you step through your family's door you will practice your Spanish in a relaxed and authentic environment.

 

Our families are located within a 30 minute walk of our main square, in the middle class areas of the city. You will have your own room in a comfortable hom.

 

Although we strongly encourage the home stay option, if you prefer not to stay with a local family we have other lodging options available for you. Please email us with any accommodation questions that you may have at info@peruvianimmersion.com.

 
 
 
 
 
PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS

 

Our professional placements take place at a number of partner institutions with different professions and sizes. These placements provide participants with the opportunity to shadow professionals in an environment that matches their Spanish proficiency, professional experience and areas of interests.

 

Prior to traveling to Peru, the participants will fill out an application form which will help us to be informed of the participant's preferences and priorities on this immersion program. Arrangements will then be made, prior to the student's arrival and according to availability. The first day of professional placements will be spent orienting with your coordinator and shadowing will start the next day.

Please contact us at info@peruvianimmersion.com if you have any questions about specific professions or for advice.

 
PROGRAM PRICING AND ITINERARIES  2020

 

15 DAY IMMERSION PROGRAM 

Participants have to arrive to Arequipa at least one day before Day 1

  • Day 1: Orientation, city tour, welcome lunch or dinner

  • Day 2-5: Career placements and Spanish classes         

  • Day 6-8: Experiential tourism                                  

  • Day 9-12: Career placements, Spanish classes and a Peruvian cooking class

  • Day 13-15: Wellness ambassadors

PROGRAM DATES

  • Immersion 1: April 22 - May 6

  • Immersion 2: May 20 - Jun 8

  • Immersion 3: Jun 17 - July 1

  • Immersion 4: Jul 8 - Jul 22

  • Immersion 5: Aug 5 - Aug 19

 

PROGRAM PRICING

  • Early bird: $1,999 (US Dollars) CODE: EARLY BIRD

  • General Admission: $2,299 (US Dollars)

20 DAY IMMERSION PROGRAM 

  • 15 Day Itinerary PLUS:

  • Day 16-20: Career placements and Spanish classes

 

PROGRAM DATES

  • Immersion 1: April 22 - May 11

  • Immersion 2: May 20 - Jun 8

  • Immersion 3: Jun 17 - Jul 6

  • Immersion 4: Jul 8 - July 27

  • Immersion 5: Aug 5 - Aug 19

 

PROGRAM PRICING

  • Early bird: $2,499 (US Dollars) CODE: EARLY BIRD

  • General Admission: $2,799 (US Dollars)

27 DAY IMMERSION PROGRAM 

  • 15 Day Itinerary PLUS:

  • Day 16-20: Career placements and Spanish classes

  • Day 21-22: FREE

  • Day 23-27: Career placements and Spanish classes

 

PROGRAM DATES

  • Immersion 1: April 22 - May 18

  • Immersion 2: May 6 - June 1

  • Immersion 3: May 27 - June 22

 

PROGRAM PRICING

  • Early bird: $2,999 (US Dollars) CODE: EARLY BIRD

  • General Admission: $3,299 (US Dollars)

We have extended programs up to 12 weeks. For more information contact us directly

PAYMENTS AND DETAILS
 

ADMISSION DEADLINES

  • Early bird: Dec 31st, 2020

  • General Admission: March 16th, 2020

 

RESERVATION DEPOSIT: $500 (US DOLLARS)

The reservation is a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit. This deposit secures your participation in the program and your EARLY BIRD price. It will be part of the total cost. Complete payment should be received one month prior to departure.

 

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Deposit payments can be made via Pay Pal, Wire Transfer, Credit Card, Bank Deposit, or sent by mail in the form of a check.

Our bank details are available upon request, please contact us and we will provide all the details for you.

 

ADDRESS FOR PAYMENTS

Peruvian Immersion LLC

P.O. BOX 3463

Dillon, CO 80435


COST INCLUDES:

  • Airport pick up and drop off  (Lima and Arequipa)

  • Lima – Arequipa Round trip flight

  • 3 star hotel in Lima (one night)

  • Accommodations with 3 meals per day

  • Professional Placements for participant

  • Daily transportation to and from placement and to Spanish classes.

  • General Spanish classes and materials

  • Peruvian cooking class 

  • Experiential tourism  (meals, transportation, accommodations)

  • City tour (Arequipa)

  • Welcome lunch or dinner

  • 24 hour onsite support

  • Free Loan of local cell phone

 

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:​

  • Item of a personal nature such as laundry, shopping, etc.

  • Airline extra baggage fees

  • Airfare to South America (Lima - Peru)

  • Special flight arrangements

  • Medical expenses

  • Travel insurance